Emily Howald Sefton

Emily Howald Sefton

Emily Howald Sefton moved to the Twin Cities after a five-year stint in Chicago, where she perfected the art of creating order amid chaos (also known as magazine deadlines). As a writer and a managing editor for Chicago Social and Chicago Social Weddings, Emily cultivated the appropriate experience to wordsmith her way to Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, where she quickly said "I Do" to the role of Deputy Features Editor and Weddings Editor. Prior to earning a paycheck, Emily earned her masters from Northwestern University and her B.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame. When she’s not busy exploring the nearest wedding venue or the latest workout trend, Emily spends time with her husband, daughter, and mini-labradoodle. You might catch her raving about the Green Bay Packers (Note: She is not, nor will she ever be, a Vikings fan) or teetering in uncomfortably high heels.

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Come Celebrate with Us!

Join us on Feb. 16 to connect with this year's Diamond Award winners!


Ways to Save

Consider enrolling in one of these wedding workshops and you just may find a way to DIY something spendy.


Woman running on treadmill
Wedding Arms

Consider these four boutique workouts that are editor-approved to get you aisle ready.


Diamond Awards Winners 2015
Diamond Awards Winners 2015

Let our roundup of the local best of the best be your starting point for planning.


A kids playroom designed by Natalie Talley in Edina, Minnesota.
Room to Play

A room comfortable enough for family movie nights, yet colorful and playful so the kids could call it their own.


Scene from Friends where Rachel and Monica are wedding dress shopping.
Shopping a Sample Sale

If you're up to the sport of finding your dream dress on sample, consider these tips from local pros before you hit the racks.


Pink and orange chairs from RO/LU.
Works of Art

RO/LU Studio blurs the line between art and furniture.


2015 Home & Design 100

The people, places, and products that add style and wow to how we live in the Twin Cities.


Fall 2016 Bridal Trends

From lingerie-like lace to bare shoulders, here are the top three trends from New York's Fall 2016 Bridal Fashion Week.


Home Improvement

A couple put their personal stamp on just about every square inch of their Kingfield bungalow, which they renovated themselves.


Men's blue patterned tie from Hammermade
Local Ties that Bind

Before you hit the big box stores to shop for his neckwear, bring some local love to your guy's aisle style with these five hometown heroes.


Questions for Your Caterer

What to ask before you book.


Roomology: Boho Meets Modern

Inside a traditional Tudor home in Edina, a homeowner weaves together an unexpected look by blending juxtaposing styles.


Get Your Skin Aisle Ready

Local beauticians share their secrets.


Into the Blue

Faith’s Lodge founders Susan and Mark Lacek bring a piece of the coast to Fremont Avenue in this year’s Showcase Home.


The Morning After

Helpful tips to make the morning after your wedding go off without a hitch.


Vivid Home

It’s not about the newest trends, it’s about the ones that last.


Pattern Play

Think outside the box when picking your china and mix and match playful patterns.


What to Do after the I Dos

Five ways to avoid letting the conclusion of your wedding impact the start of your marriage.


Out in the Open

Clever architectural details and statement-making accents gave this once-disjointed ‘60s rambler some California cool.


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